Conference Agenda

Peach 2020

The hospitality industry is a fundamental driver of consumer confidence and commercial recovery and is critical to our post pandemic economic success.

It is also (we believe) a force for good, making a difference to many of the biggest challenges of our age and helping transform the society we live in.

As Peach 20/20 returns to the live stage on 17 November 2021, we have secured an illustrious speaker line-up of big business leaders, ambitious entrepreneurs and the finest sector experts to debate the biggest challenges and opportunities the industry faces at a pivotal moment in our history.

Peter Martin

Peter Martin, Executive Director, Peach 20/20

Emma Woods

Emma Woods, Chair, Tortilla & former CEO, Wagamama

  1. The scene-setter
    Peter Martin, founder of Peach 20/20, and Emma Woods, chair of Tortilla and non-exec at the Gym Group, map out what they are seeing in this new and developing trading landscape – highlighting the biggest issues the sector is set to face in the coming year.
  2. Socially-connected, digitally-savvy, experience-seeking, health-conscious? Who is the 2022 consumer?
    Emma Woods, who has held senior marketing roles at Unilever, PizzaExpress, Merlin and Wagamama, leads the analysis of the latest consumer data and trends, with an expert panel.
  3. The sustainability challenge
    In the wake of the COP26 environment conference, how is the hospitality sector and the food and drink industry in general measuring up? What is it doing already; where can it make a difference; where do the really big challenges still lie?
  4. The political slot
  5. The people problem and diversity
    Hospitality has a major people retention and recruitment challenge, and how does the industry’s record on diversity play into that?
  6. International perspectives
    Nicolas Boudet, president international and SVP global development of Wingstop, the rapidly-growing US-based fast-casual chain, on the attractions and obstacles of taking a business international, including to the UK.
  7. The Change Makers panel
    Which operators are best placed to shape the market of the future? Which brands are already making waves – and what will be the characteristics of a successful business in the coming decade?

Thank you to our conference partners

The Peach Hero & Icon Awards

The Peach Hero & Icon Awards are hospitality’s most coveted accolades, recognizing and celebrating the best the industry has to offer – the leadership, creativity, inventiveness, agility and commitment to quality of both companies and individuals. Winners are selected either by votes of fellow industry leaders or the public. 

The high point of the awards ceremony, which follows the Peach 20/20 conference each year, is the award of the Peach Icon trophy, which goes to individuals who have made a lasting and positive contribution to this sector over a period of time, people who inspire, innovate and set the standards. Winners of the Icon award join peers in the industry’s own hall of fame. 

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  • “Peach 20/20 is a genuinely enjoyable and thought provoking industry event. It’s one that those involved in hospitality really want to go to and treat seriously. And the Hero & Icon Award is much valued by its recipients.”
    Karen Jones CBE
    Icon award winner and industry leader
  • "Peach 20/20 is a brilliant event, with an agenda that always hits the big topics with intelligence and insight - and with top class speakers. It always manages to attract the right blend of young entrepreneurs and seasoned industry elders. I’ll be there."
    Nisha Katona MBE,
    founder and CEO of Mowgli Street Food
  • “Peach 20/20 is a must-attend event in the hospitality calendar. Informative, thought-provoking and, most importantly, immense fun. It’s when hospitality colleagues and friends gather in one room and celebrate our wonderful sector, in style."
    Alex Reilley
    Co-founder and executive chair of Loungers
  • "It’s great being part of the Atlantic Club, meeting some great colleagues from across the U.K. and the U.S., seeing new concepts and sharing ideas. Thanks Peter Martin for keeping the momentum going 👏👏."
    Jon Knight
    MD Leisure & Concessions The Restaurant Group


NOW AVAILABLE... The Peach 20/20 Podcast

Have you listened to the BRAND NEW Peach 20/20 podcast series? Featuring industry icons such as Will Beckett, Marcel Khan, Mitch Tonks and John Barnes. 

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